24 days in Basque Country, Santander & Asturias Itinerary

24 days in Basque Country, Santander & Asturias Itinerary

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24 days in Basque Country, Santander & Asturias Itinerary

Warsaw
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Laguardia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Santander
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Oviedo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Cudillero
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cangas de Onis
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Llanes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + foot:  8​h
Warsaw

4
days
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Casco Viejo and Bilbao, Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Basilica of Begona. Go for a jaunt from Bilbao to Bermeo to see San Juan de Gaztelugatxe about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Plentzia, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Anton, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, and don't miss a visit to Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online road trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Bilbao is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Warsaw in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Bilbao: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Laguardia.

Things to do in Bilbao

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

2
days
Laguardia

Laguardia ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): meet the residents at Parque Zoologico Riojanatura and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Yuso. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of San Millan Suso Monastery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monastery of Valvanera.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Laguardia tour itinerary site .

Drive from Bilbao to Laguardia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Laguardia

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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San Millan de la Cogolla, Monastery of Valvanera, Parque Zoologico Riojanatura
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Parque Zoologico Riojanatura ©
Parque Zoologico Riojanatura
San Millan Suso Monastery ©
San Millan Suso Monastery
Monasterio de Yuso ©
Monasterio de Yuso

4
days
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Natural Urbasa Andia. Step out of the city life by going to La Concha Beach and Monte Urgull. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ondarreta Beach and Basque Coast Geopark. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Parte Vieja, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, and kick back and relax at Zurriola Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Laguardia to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oviedo.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

2
days
Santander

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, appreciate the history behind Cathedral Santander, and then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de La Magdalena.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santander online route planner .

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santander in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Santander can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santander

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

2
days
Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, then kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel de Lillo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las Xanas, and finally steep yourself in history at Tazones.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oviedo trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santander to Oviedo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cudillero.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Playa de San Lorenzo, Desfiladero Les Xanes, Tazones
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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Tazones ©
Tazones

2
days
Cudillero

Cudillero ©
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Faro Vidio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury, then get great views at Ermita de la Regalina, and finally stroll through Playa del Silencio. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Aguilar Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa de Frexulfe.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cudillero trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Cudillero takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Cudillero are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cangas de Onis.

Things to do in Cudillero

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Frexulfe, Ermita de la Regalina, Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury, Aguilar Beach
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Playa del Silencio ©
Playa del Silencio
Aguilar Beach ©
Aguilar Beach
Playa de Frexulfe ©
Playa de Frexulfe

2
days
Cangas de Onis

Cangas de Onis ©
Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santuario De Covadonga as well as Lake Covadonga. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario De Covadonga. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa la Griega and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Covadonga.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cangas de Onis online visit planner .

You can drive from Cudillero to Cangas de Onis in 1.5 hours. In April in Cangas de Onis, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Llanes.

Things to do in Cangas de Onis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playa la Griega, Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra
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Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra ©
Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra
Playa la Griega ©
Playa la Griega

3
days
Llanes

Llanes ©
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Get some cultural insight at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA) and Our Lady of Garabandal Sanctuary. Family-friendly places like Bufones de Pria and Playa de Gulpiyuri will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llanes: Iglesia Romanica de San Salvador de Catamuda (in San Salvador de Cantamuda), Parque Natural de Valderejo (in La Lastra) and Ferreria de Cades (in Herrerias). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Torimbia and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Niembro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Llanes road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cangas de Onis to Llanes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Llanes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Llanes

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ferreria de Cades, Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Parque Natural de Valderejo, Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), Our Lady of Garabandal Sanctuary
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Playa de Gulpiyuri ©
Playa de Gulpiyuri
Playa de Torimbia ©
Playa de Torimbia
Bufones de Pria ©
Bufones de Pria

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